The untimely death of a loved one is always a deeply painful and shocking event. When the death was caused by the careless, irresponsible actions of another person, it is even more difficult for the victim’s surviving family members to cope.
After learning a child, parent, spouse, or other loved one has been killed in a car accident, the survivors are left wondering why it happened, how it happened, and what they can do. If an accident was in Southern California, specifically within Orange County, the legal professionals at Harsh Law are able to provide guidance, support and legal resources to pursue a claim or lawsuit.
A car accident lawyer can help even the playing field when negotiating with an auto insurance company. These negotiations may take months or possibly years, depending on the complexity of the accident, the amount being sought, the insurance company’s willingness to extend a reasonable settlement offer, and other factors. Increasingly often, insurance companies are denying valid claims and making “grief distracted” offers which do not fairly compensate the injured party and may schedule the delivery of such offers on days such as a funeral service or anniversary.
For these reasons, Harsh Law provides comprehensive legal advice from day one. If the insurance company doesn’t negotiate in good faith, we do not hesitate to try your case in front of a jury.
Wrongful Death Case: Types of Fatal Car Accidents
Vehicle crashes can result in fatal injury to passengers, drivers, cyclists, joggers, and pedestrians. A thorough investigation is necessary to discover how and why the collision occurred. Harsh Law will devote extensive resources into investigating a fatal accident and aggressively pursue compensation.
While there are scenarios which can result in a fatal car crash, Harsh Law is able to handle the following:
- Influence of substances, specifically alcohol
- Distracted driving, specifically texting
- Fatal hit and run accidents
- Fatal motorcycle crashes
- Fatal OCTA accidents
- Fatal truck accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Highway accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Lane change accidents
- Side-impact collisions (“T-bone” accidents)
The personal injury lawyers at Harsh Law understand which details to search for and emphasize when presenting a case or negotiating toward a settlement agreement for the loss of a loved one. While no monetary value can recover a loss, it can make it possible for others to continue.
When we work with families who have recently lost family members in fatal accidents, empathy and compassion are vital to our approach. It is our foremost aim to bring our expertise to recover the compensation to which you are entitled while you are able to grieve, heal and recover. In practice, we will do everything possible to obtain compensation for:
- Medical services
- Memorial and burial expenses
- Injury to the deceased
- Family suffering
- Punitive damages
- Pecuniary damages
If you have a case of a loved one that was involved in a fatal auto accident, the legal experts at Harsh Law can answer your questions about the process and begin providing legal advice from the first consultation. Call us at (949) 257-2349 to connect with Harsh Law.